Ralf-Gordon Jahns (pictured on the right) is the Managing Director of Research2Guidance, a leading market analyst and strategy consultancy company for the global digital health market.
April 1, 2020
The coronavirus is spreading around the world exponentially. Governments, healthcare providers, and businesses are introducing drastic measures to slow down the spreading of the virus.
There is a strong belief among digital health providers that their services can be of great help now. There are already more than 800 million users of digital health services globally, including symptom checkers,...
Credit: Hospitech Respiration
April 1, 2020
Hospitech Respiration, an Israeli startup that designed and manufactures a device to prevent health complications caused by ventilator usage, is offering their product to Israeli hospitals battling the coronavirus free of charge.
The AnapnoGuard device AG100s was developed to work alongside a ventilator in order to improve patient safety by preventing ventilator-enabled infections and limiting...
March 27, 2020
Public Health England (PHE) informed the UK government that (25 March) home-testing kits that identify whether a person has ever been infected with COVID-19 could soon be available to order online and from chemists,.
The simple finger-prick test should take no more than 15 minutes and will see members of the public extract blood from home and send their sample off for evaluation.
It will not test...
March 26, 2020
Dublin-based digital health firm patientMpower has developed a remote monitoring solution for COVID-19 on behalf of the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE).
This enables monitoring of otherwise healthy patients with mild to moderate symptoms who are in self-isolation.
The national programme is already operating across several hospitals in Ireland, including the Mater, St James's and Beaumont...
March 18, 2020
Israeli blood testing startup Sight Diagnostics has announced a collaboration with Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv to mitigate the risk of contamination by COVID-19.
Sight’s OLO blood analyser will provide rapid complete blood count (CBC) results in a dedicated lab to process samples of COVID-19 patients who are being monitored and treated in a separate field hospital.
Prior to deploying OLO...
March 17, 2020
The number of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 167, 515 globally, according to the World Health Organization. Cases in Europe and the United States are rising quickly. Health systems are looking for new ways to deal with the increase in cases. New initiatives including drive-through testing, chatbot helpers and hotlines are among the solutions proposed.
In today's HIMSSCast, we discuss how...
March 16, 2020
British company Doctor Care Anywhere (DCA) is introducing a free training programme to support GPs in carrying out remote consultations as the NHS continues to see rising demand for services in the coronavirus crisis.
As of the morning of 16 March, there were around 1,540 confirmed cases in the UK, with more than 44,000 people tested, and 35 deaths. Globally, according to the latest situation...